21 october 2017

Central Asia news

Loaf of bread in some regions of Uzbekistan is halved

06.11.2007 14:29 msk

Ferghana.Ru news agency

Business Uzbekistan

Ferghana.Ru has already reported flour and bread spiralling prices in Uzbekistan. Price of a kilogram of ordinary flour rose 20-37% and that of high quality flour 10-15% in September alone.

It was similarly reported as well that size and weight of a loaf of bread went down in some districts of Uzbekistan.

Sources in Nukus, the capital of Karakalpakstan, report that no bread is usually available at the food stores on Dosnazarov Street (former Kalinin Street) anymore. Whenever it is available, however, customers notice that loaf of bread regularly becomes smaller and smaller. Its size nowadays is only 50% of what it used to be. Photos from Nukus show these abbreviated loaves.

Nukus: empty bread departments of food stores. Photo by Ferghana.Ru news agency
Nukus: empty bread departments of food stores. Photo by Ferghana.Ru news agency

Loaf of bread as sold in Nukus nowadays. Photo by Ferghana.Ru news agency
Loaf of bread as sold in Nukus nowadays. Photo by Ferghana.Ru news agency

Sources in Nukus report bread departments in food stores empty. "Whatever bread is available is of exceptionally poor quality," source said.

Beggar in Nukus. Photo by Ferghana.Ru news agency
Beggar in Nukus. Photo by Ferghana.Ru news agency

The locals say that abbreviated loaves are available at the marketplace nearby where loaf goes for 350-400 sums. Standard loaf of bread in Tashkent meanwhile costs 250 sums.

Nukus: empty bread departments of food stores. Photo by Ferghana.Ru news agency
Nukus: empty bread departments of food stores. Photo by Ferghana.Ru news agency








  •